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March 3, 2020

Why you should upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics (11)

by Colin Quinn

With businesses generating more data than ever before, organizations need to invest in business intelligence (BI) capabilities to help generate greater insights from their data, drive better business decisions, and identify new opportunities.

IBM Cognos Analytics is a self-service analytics platform that integrates cognitive computing technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)...

September 19, 2019

Our Top 3 (Maybe 4) Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2019

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is less than two months away, and it’s time to start making your final agenda and plans! Insight is the largest global conference for project-focused professionals and Kinetek is once again a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2019 in Orlando, FL.



Register for Deltek Insight 2019 and save $100 off of your registration using promo code KINDISCOUNT. Available for the first 15 users only...

July 10, 2019

Planning analytics: What is your enterprise plan?

by Colin Quinn

It all begins with a plan. Whether it’s the overall strategic plan or a detailed operational plan, this step is usually part of the overall enterprise performance management strategy, which encompasses financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Planning is in a unique position compared to the other analytics groups because it relies on outputs of all the other steps.

Even today spreadsheets remain one...

April 24, 2019

Top 3 Analytics Pain Points and the Answers

by Colin Quinn

Like kids complaining about how spring break is too short, data analysts always seem to be talking about pain points.

Unlike too short of a break from school, however, the kind of pain points analysts typically encounter can be a little more complicated.

In this post, we’ll be diving into the world of customer pain points – specifically, three pain points, what they are, and how you can position your...

August 29, 2018

Top 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2018

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is the largest global conference for project-focused professionals. Kinetek is a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2018 in Dallas, TX. Join us November 5th – 8th for three days of peer networking, incredible sessions, and exciting entertainment.



Register for Deltek Insight 2018 and save $100 off of your registration using promo code KINETEK. Available for the first 15 users only -...

March 19, 2018

Why now is the best time for Manufacturers to upgrade to Deltek Costpoint

by Colin Quinn

There are many reasons to upgrade from GCS to Costpoint but for manufacturers, the benefits gained by migrating systems remains unparalleled.

GCS Premier does not support manufacturing, not even the basics. Most GCS users are forced to use an outside manual solution to address there manufacturing needs. However, in GCS you can order and stock inventory, but the functionality of the bill of materials is not nearly...

January 10, 2018

5 Reasons Your CEO Prefers Data On A Dashboard

by Colin Quinn

The days of CEOs waiting for the delivery of a physical report are long gone. Today, many forward-thinking executives are making use of data visuals and dashboards to gain insight into their company, rather than relying on IT.

There are many benefits of CEO dashboards with a connected interface, including the ability to track performance and monitor data, profits, balances, revenues and forecasts all in...

November 15, 2017

How to Create a Basic Report in IBM Cognos Analytics

by Colin Quinn

Creating a report

When you create a report, you are actually creating a report specification. The report specification defines the queries and prompts that are used to retrieve data and the layouts and styles used to present the data. For simplicity, the report specification is named by the same name as the report.

This post will cover the basics of creating, validating, and running IBM Cognos Analytics...

August 22, 2017

Top 3 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2017

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is the largest global conference for project focused professionals. Kinetek is a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2017 in Nashville TN. Join us October 23rd - 26th for three days of peer networking, incredible sessions, and exciting entertainment.

Check out our top three reasons why can't afford to miss this year's conference:

1. Networking with Industry Experts
Don't miss out on...

June 12, 2017

8th Annual Deltek Government Contracting Industry Study (Clarity) Highlights

by Colin Quinn

What is the status of the GovCon Industry?


From 634 responses across more than 100 questions, the 8th Annual Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Industry Study continues to expand our understanding of long-term trends. This year we found:


Investments in business development paid off with a win rate rise of 2.6 points
Project managers struggled to accurately forecast project costs
Lack of internal KPI's...

May 25, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 3 Manufacturing

by Colin Quinn

In our second installment of our three-part series on “Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint,” we discussed the technology behind GCS Premier and the greater reporting and customization offered by switching to Costpoint.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight



Now, we will discuss our final benefit gained by switching from GCS to...

May 17, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight

by Colin Quinn

In our first installment of our three-part series on "Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint" we discussed GCS support and what it means for your business.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support



Now we will discuss another area of concern we've heard from our growing customers - insight. No, not the annual Deltek conference, but the...

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